Author Talk and Book Signing, Zuber: Two Centuries of Panoramic Wallpaper
Join author Brian D. Coleman, MD, at PVAC for an author’s lecture on his new book, Zuber: Two Centuries of Panoramic Wallpaper. This is a companion event to the exhibition, On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present, featuring historic panoramas and repeats by the world’s oldest wallpaper design and manufactury, Zuber & Cie. The event is free to the public, but RSVP is requested. Since its founding in 1797, Zuber & Cie wallpapers’ fame has spread far and wide, from King Louis Philippe awarding Jean Zuber the Legion of Honor in 1834 to Jackie Kennedy installing Zuber’s “Vues de l’Amérique du Nord” in the White House. According to France Today, the company still uses the same antique woodblocks, the same paint formulas, and the same time-honored processes to create its stunning wallpapers as it did in Jean Zuber’s time. Gorgeous displays of friezes, borders, ceiling roses, and architectural trompe l’oeil, have been photographed for Zuber in homes in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. Brian is the author of 21 books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball, Fortuny, and D. Porthault. He writes frequently on architecture and interior design and is the West Coast Editor of Old House Journal.